We have some exciting events coming up in our community.
Flamenco Society – Cafe Cante – Thursday, January 25
The Flamenco Society of Edmonton has their upcoming Cafe Cante this Thursday. A monthly social gathering of Flamencos to share, practice, exchange flamenco song and clapping (Cante y Palmas) in an intimate and friendly environment. Come out and get to know your fellow flamencos.
Head over to their website for more information – Flamenco Society of Edmonton
As some of you have heard, the Edmonton Flamenco Festival is bringing their 2018 flashmob to life in February. The plan is to get Edmonton flamencos together to perform the flashmob in various public places leading up to the festival April 18 – 22.
This year’s festival flashmob is a tientos-tangos created by Vancouver’s Stephanie Pedraza. A group of local flamencos spent the fall learning their parts and came together in November for formal performances of the choreography in the Winspear lobby before an ESO evening and on stage at our December fundraiser performance “Flamenco at MacEwan”.
Our experienced flashmob dancers from the fall are offering two 1.5 hour classes for anyone wanting to learn the choreography. Stephanie Pedraza is offering a 1 hour cante and palmas group class via Skype for anyone wanting to practice singing and/or clapping.
Upcoming Class dates:
Feb. 2 at MarrMac (after my current Intro class)
Feb. 4 at Sugar Swing
You can attend one or all three classes and you’ll have enough information to take part. There is no obligation to perform. Please note, if you’ve never taken any flamenco dance before, the choreography classes are not for you! Dancers will be sharing the choreography, not teaching anyone how to dance.
If you’ve got some basic arms and have done a bit of choreography, you’ll be able to follow along. More advanced? There’s a lot of opportunity to put your own flair into the choreography. There’s no footwork involved and the attire is street wear.
Don’t have any flamenco experience yet? Join us for the cante and palmas class and participate as one of our rhythmic clappers.
Not dancing much flamenco anymore? Join us for a light-hearted event and reconnect with the community.
Been involved in flamenco for some time? We’d really love to have you there to share in the energy, serve as a guide for less experienced students, and represent the high quality of flamenco in our city.
More information and sign up (by Jan. 29th) at this link – Flashmob 2018